Southeast Elementary is a family of teachers, students, and parents working together to ensure that all students become life long learners and work towards being college and career ready. We have approximately 570 students in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Students receive core academic instruction based on Common Core State Standards. Teachers have high expectations for all students regardless of ability or background. Rigorous instruction is provided using best practices. We offer special education services, interventions, gifted classes, music, library, P.E. and computer. .
Special education services are provided in an inclusion setting or a self-contained classroom. Students with special needs are a vital part of our school community and participate in core subjects, specials, assemblies, and lunch with their non-disabled peers.
Interventions are provided to all students who are not making adequate progress in the general education class. Classroom teachers and Interventionists provide specific, targeted instruction using programs, such as, Failure Free, Scottish Rites' Dyslexic Therapy, and Moby Math.
Gifted Education services are provided for students in second through fourth grades. Students work on a variety of projects.
Music Classes are provided to all students. Fourth grade students are fortunate in learning how to play the recorder and, in the spring of each year, getting the privilege of playing with the Meridian Symphony Orchestra.
Library Classes provide instruction on learning the Dewey Decimal System to locate books, researching topics of student interest and how to use google drive to create documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Internet safety lessons are emphasized and students are encouraged to take Accelerated Reader tests. Our librarian strives to instill a love for reading in all students.
Physical Education encourages students to "get fit" by having students exercise to music or dance videos, climb a rock wall, and learn drug education. Nutrition education is also provided during P.E. by the MS Extension Service.
Computer Classes teach students keyboarding skills and allows students the time to work on grade specific skills using kid-friendly programs.